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How many times can Microsoft kill Mobile?

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pay independent developers for making apps that are missing and needed.

They did!

- They rewarded people $100 per app (4 or 5 max)

- Those with established iOS/Android apps where offered $10,000 (some where offered the cost) for a port

- Microsoft themselves wrote some of the "killer" apps.

It was catch-22: no apps = no users, and no users = no apps.

The actual development process for win mobile was shockingly bad, so that didn't help either.

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